Memphis, New Orleans & Eastern Caribbean Cruise


  • Southern USA

Cruise : 8990

Overview

Mix together Memphis' musical roots, New Orleans' folklore and a stirring railroad trip through the Louisianan swamplands. Then head south to the sparkling turquoise waters, coral reefs and white sandy beaches of the Caribbean. The perfect ingredients for a truly memorable holiday.

Highlights

  • Memphis Visit Graceland, home of Elvis Presley, and the Civil Rights Museum.
  • Amtrak® train to New Orleans Watch the sleepy Louisianan towns glide by and look out for alligators in the Bayou swamps.
  • New Orleans Explore the city’s famous French Quarter and the colonial mansions of the Garden District.
  • Key West
  • Freeport
  • Nassau

Cruise itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners

UK - Memphis

Day
1

Travel to Memphis and transfer to your hotel for a three night stay. Our local rep will help you make the most of your stay in Memphis.

Memphis

Day
2

Enjoy an included visit to 'Graceland', the legendary home of Elvis Presley to see Elvis' two custom designed planes. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the Memphis, built on the Mississippi River, well known for the influential strains of blues, soul and rock ‘n’ roll. In the Downtown area experience the sound of Jazz along Beale Street and visit the Civil Rights Museum where Martin Luther King was assassinated.

Memphis

Day
3

Another day to discover Memphis.

Memphis - New Orleans

Day
4

You will be transferred to Memphis Central Station today for your Amtrak® journey to New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz and the home of Mardi Gras. On arrival in New Orleans, transfer to your hotel for three nights. Our local rep will help you make the most of your stay in New Orleans.

New Orleans

Day
5

You have two full days to explore the birthplace of jazz and home of the colourful Mardi Gras. New Orleans is lively, historically-rich and known for its raucous nightlife, pulsing live music scene and spicy cuisine. A city where French, African and American cultures come together, it embodies the spirit of Mardi Gras, the fiery festival known for its street parties and wild costumed parades. Why not take an optional city tour to see the French Quarter, including St Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square and Bourbon Street, and the Garden District, to admire its stately mansions. If there is time, experience the Algiers Ferry on the iconic Mississippi River.

New Orleans

Day
6

Another full day to discover New Orleans.

New Orleans

Day
7

Today, transfer to your cruise ship Carnival Dream for embarkation.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

At sea

Day
8

Enjoy two days at sea soaking up the entertainment and food and drink on board.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Key West

Day
9

Key West is known as the 'Conch Republic' and is a vibrant island with colourful bars and a lively atmosphere. It is one of the most beautiful places to visit on earth, with the warmest ocean waters anywhere in the United States and romantic-style buildings. Join an optional excursion to Hemingway's house, to see original manuscripts and many of his famed six-toed cats. While on the island, sample its culinary treasures, such as Conch Salad and the world-famous Key Lime Pie.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Freeport

Day
10

Freeport is the lively resort centre of Grand Bahama Island, with great shopping opportunities in Port Lucaya Marketplace. For those who wish to venture further afield, the eastern and western ends of the island offer serene and quaint hideaways.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Nassau

Day
11

The capital of the Bahamas is also one of the most popular ports in the Caribbean. An idyllic place with stretches of perfect white-sand beaches, gracefully swaying coconut palms offering oases of shade, and warm, crystal-clear waters revealing the secrets of incredible multi-coloured marine life. Whether you spend the day shopping for duty-free gifts and mementoes, taking a carriage ride past sorbet-coloured buildings, or touring in a glass-bottom boat, you'll leave the Bahamas with lots of beautiful memories.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

At sea

Day
12

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

At sea

Day
13

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

New Orleans - UK

Day
14

After breakfast, disembark your ship and transfer to the airport for your overnight flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Home landing in the UK

Day
15

Things to note

A visa is required to travel on this holiday. Please refer to www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice prior to departure for the latest requirements and how to apply. 

What's included

Cruise only

Prefer to book your own flights and transfers? You have the freedom to do that with our Tour Only holiday option.

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Services of a local representative
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals

Cruise with flights

Let us take care of everything. Our package option includes return flights from your chosen airport, plus overseas transfers to your hotel.

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a local representative
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • All airport and port taxes

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